Sri Lankan customs authorities have arrested a passenger who was preparing to board a plane bound for India after hiding a kilogram of gold in his back.
The 45-year-old's behavior has raised suspicion and alerted the guards at Colombo airport.
"They called him for an in-depth inspection after the customs noticed that he was walking with difficulty and seemed to be suffering from pain," police spokesman Sunil Jayartin said.
The inspection revealed that he had inserted the plastic-wrapped gold into his buttocks. The police removed seven small alloys and six chains with a total value of 25,000 euros.
The man was a smuggler on a trade network and was fined 100,000 rupees (600 euros) while the amount of gold was confiscated.
The smuggling of gold in Sri Lanka by Ghada is used to launder money or transfer money from the drug trade, the spokesman said.
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